by Katrina VanDoran, Makeup Coach
Now that cold weather is here, you will need to change a few things in your cosmetic bag.
This winter make-up is going to be very classic! Gone are the flashy colors of summer and in are winter hues of chocolate and shades of coffee for eyes, fresh berrys for lips and cheeks and matte finishes.
To achieve your elegant winter look we recommend the following:
FACE - Start with using moisturizers to protect your face from the harsh cold. Bren New York has several moisturizers made especially for your skin type. Try our super-hydrating lotion that locks in moisture using Hyaluronic Acid and White Tea, a potent anti-oxidant that has the highest concentration of anti-oxidant properties of all teas. Hyaluronic Acid helps to hold moisture in the skin preventing dehydration and wrinkles. One of the main reasons makeup won’t work in winter is due to dry dehydrated skin. The constant change in temperatures has a major impact on your skin and can easily leave your skin lacking hydration. Make sure you exfoliate at least once a week and follow this with a hydrating moisturizer. You will also find our moisturizers are beneficial if used on the entire body.
For a heavier night cream we suggest Bren’s Green Tea. It provides the best combination of soothing relief for dryness and discoloration with advanced firming and hydration for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and for tightening loose or sagging skin.. The cream's purpose is to prevent water loss from the skin. A jar will last you the entire winter and leave you radiant for the spring!
Hide the redness : If you do get caught out in the cold from sking or playing in the snow and your face is red and inflamed, you can easily hide this by using a green corrector. The redness is concealed by the green (mint) corrector. Color correctors work to counteract specific flaws in facial complexions.
Our cream formula hides imperfections, evens out skin tones and covers blemishes. Contains Vitamin E.
When your skin is sensitive and dry, it’s better to ease up on product use. A little blush or bronzer on your cheeks will do, but really, the rosy redness from the cold weather will go a long way naturally. Focus on your eyes, using waterproof mascara to make ‘em pop while not crying black tears from the wind hitting your face, strong brows, and a simple eye shadow. If your makeup often rubs off onto your scarf, hat or coat, try this trick to help it stay put: Apply a layer of tranlucent pressed powder, which is less messy than loose powder. It will help keep makeup on your face, which is where you want it.
Give your lips some TLC : Your lips are really sensitive and that can often result in dry cracked lips in winter. When you’re want to wear your favorite lipstick, cracked lips are your worst nightmare. You can still add color to your look without irritating your lips by using a lip balm or even a moisturizing lipstick. Colose Lip Balm is suitable for all types, especially recommended to prevent problems such as dryness and cracking, chapped lips, lip furrows and cold sores. Apply before lipstick.